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with retired four-star u.s. army general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated, best known general of the modern era. he resigned on friday, admitting to an affair. he was immediately linked to paula broadwell, like petraeus, she went to west point, an academic who wrote a biography of petraeus. we know about the affair because of jill kelley, she alerted the fbi, said she was getting anonymous harassing e-mails, turns out they were from broadwell. kelley dealt with a lot of generals both in the military and socially in tampa. overnight we learned another four-star general is involved. our current commander in afghanistan, he took over when petraeus left, john allen. now being investigated for what officials describe as potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley of tampa. both of them deny any untoward relationship. they're reviewing the conduct of the first agent who reviewed jill kelley's e-mails in the first place, because he allegedly sent shirtless photos to jill kelley. in plain english, this is a mess. with hearings to come, this can only get larger from here. we beg
parents' signatures on loan applications. >> reporter: and the government is using this guy to testify. >> exactly. he ended up getting 20 years in prison while i got 21. >> reporter: he sent a statement saying, mr. engle was convicted by a jury of fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in four mortgage loans. that same office also fostered a case of more than $2.9 billion. somehow, those banks so hungry for those liar loans, by and large escaped criminal prosecution. >> reporter: what surprises me as somebody who has kept a pretty close eye on this over the last dozen years how people at the top of the food chain had to take a fall or been prosecuted or that the government even tried to go after them. why is that? >> you know, that is the $64,000 question. i think if you were to ask the folks in washington, they will tell you that there is a lot of behavior that while it was unethical and perhaps morally suspect didn't rise to the level of criminal conduct. >> reporter: is it sometimes just easier to go to the guy who is on the bottom of the food chain? >> it's certainly a lot ea
for now. i'm lester holt. thanks for joining us. >>> this morning on "meet the press" -- an unfolding scandal in washington. and a new battle over the fiscal cliff. the election celebration is short-lived. a surprise resignation by cia director david petraeus comes days before congressional hearings over the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. we'll get reaction this morning from capitol hill and the very latest reporting on this developing story from our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell, who broke the story friday afternoon. also the president and republicans get set to negotiate new taxes and spending cuts. is a breakthrough possible? >> i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. we've debated over and over again. and on tuesday night we found out that the majority of americans agree with my approach. >> mr. president, this is your moment. we're ready to be led. not as democrats or republicans but as americans. now, we want you to lead. >> where does it all go from sneer we'll ask democratic senator from new york chuck schumer and republican senator from
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